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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



I scan your eyes
to make sense
of the unspoken script
somewhere smudged
and somewhere shining
but find between the lines
millions of spiders
weaving a gossamer
web of intrigue
to blur my vision.

I scan your lips
that quiver erratically
mimicking each syllable
embedded in a stoic
and sterile silence
but fail to interpret
what you utter
nor am I able to decipher
the signatures
left behind.

I try to scan your heart
in virtual space
and try to read the rhythm
the echoes
and the cardio patterns
and how does it beat
to various stimuli
but I am confused
at the variance
of its responses
and the density of footfalls.

I am not too sure
if I am a poor reader
or you are a difficult book.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 / JAN-FEB 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His initial foray into the world of literature was through poetry workshops in college and inspirations from his teacher Jayanta Mahapatra, an acclaimed poet in contemporary English. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has six poetry collections to his credit published by Authorspress, the latest being Dewdrops of Dawns, which has received raving reviews in multiple literary journals globally.
Currently his latest, a Professional book titled Campus to Corporate which is a career navigation manual for the students aspiring for a successful corporate career and for newcomers to the industry to survive and succeed has become a best seller with more than 10000 copies sold.
He lives with his wife at Pune, India.
Dilip Mohapatra

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